“Food, not nutrients, is the fundamental unit in nutrition ”(2)
Rachel’s primary concern is with food and diet. As part of a consultation, supplements may be recommended as an adjunct to dietary changes where deficiencies are identified. In these cases, supplementation may be the most effective route to optimal health in addition to improving your diet.
“Many people who come to see me are completely overwhelmed by the range of different supplements offered for sale, everywhere from health food shops to pharmacists and supermarkets with a complete range of prices to match. Add to this the conflicting advice you’ll read about vitamins and minerals and it really is no wonder the nation is confused!”
Rachel offers a range of functional tests to assess the status of your health in different areas.
“We’re all becoming more aware of the importance of prevention. These diagnostic tests provide a detailed insight into the health of the individual and can help to identify problems before chronic conditions and disease develop.”
2. Jacobs DR Jr, Tapsell LC. Nutr Rev. 2007 Oct; 65(10): 439-50